WASHINGTON – The first Rhode Island Innovation Dollar Coin of 2022 will be available in rolls and bags beginning February 23. This coinage will honor the state’s innovation on this newcoin’s reverse (tails). In addition, from the U.S. Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities, the following packaging options will be available.
Rhode Island Innovation Dollar Proof Strike
This multi-year coin program’s reverse (tails) design showcases Americans’ ingenuity and pioneering spirit from all 50-States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories.
The Rhode Island Innovation Dollar Coin is designed in honor of Nathanael Herreshoff, who in 1891 built the renowned yacht Reliance, which featured numerous technical innovations. An iconic yacht, the Reliance, is pictured sailing at full speed around Rhode Island on the coin’s obverse. The design is surrounded by a rope, representing the nautical theme. Some inscriptions read “United States of America” and “Rhode Island.”
Phebe Hemphill, of the Mint Medallic Artists, created the sculpture. Dennis Friel of the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designed the dollar coin.
It features a dramatic image of the Statue of Liberty in profile, along with the inscriptions “In God We Trust” and “$1.” There is also a privy mark of stylized gear, which symbolizes innovation and industry. AIP Designer Justin Kunz inspired the design, which Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill sculpted.
Rhode Island Innovation Dollar Business Strike
The edge of this coin has “2022,” the Mint mark, and “E Pluribus Unum.”
Customers can also purchase US Innovation Dollar Coin products through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. The program works like a magazine subscription. Once you register, you will receive the Mint’s new dollar coinage, and you will continue to receive products until you decide to cancel.
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